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Importance of Case and Carton Packaging

Most consumers interact with some kind of case and carton packaging almost every day without realizing it. This special, versatile kind of packaging brings you your food and drinks, household products, and many other things you use on a regular basis. But this crucial packaging category wouldn’t be possible without a specific kind of adhesive, … Read more

What are Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives?

Industrial adhesives are typically organized by either their reactiveness properties (whether it chemically reacts in order to harden), or by its origin (natural or synthetic.) In the reactiveness category, one of the world’s most popular bonding solutions is the pressure sensitive adhesive or PSA. So, what is a Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive? Pressure-sensitive adhesives are designed to … Read more

Gypsum Board Market Expected to See 11.4% CAGR Through 2025

According to Grand View Research, the global gypsum board market exited 2018 worth $37.25 billion dollars in sales, with an expected compound annual growth rate of 11.4% through 2025. Growth factors for gypsum board cited were: The rising demand from residential real estate sectors Increasing consumer spending capacity for construction materials Growing population and rapid … Read more

7 Things You Should Know About Dextrin Adhesives

Let’s start with who loves dextrin adhesives. The packaging industry for one. That’s because dextrin is especially good at bonding paper materials together. Think no further than that popular corrugated box that Amazon just shipped to your home or office and you get the picture. Now, throw in anyone who manufactures tapes, bottle labels, envelopes … Read more

Advantages of Industrial Hot Melt Adhesives

If your daily conversations include phrases like “open time”, “set time”, “tack”, and “surface energy”, your job probably involves some form of hot melt adhesive, or HMA. Popular among hobbyists for use in crafting projects (think of those glue sticks used in glue guns), it is even more popular in industrial applications as an alternative … Read more

Common Hot Melt Adhesive Uses and Applications

Hot melt adhesives (HMA) are as numerous as they are versatile. In general, hot melts are applied by extruding, rolling or spraying, and the high melt viscosity makes them ideal for porous and permeable substrates. HMAs are capable of bonding an array of different substrates including paper, rubbers, ceramics, metals, plastics, glass, wood and more. … Read more

Benefits and Challenges of Hot Melt Adhesives in Industrial Environments

In industrial use, hot melt adhesives (HMAs) provide several advantages over solvent-based adhesives. They include: Volatile organic compounds that are reduced or eliminated The drying or curing step is eliminated Hot melt adhesives have long shelf life and usually can be disposed of without special precautions HMAs do not lose thickness during solidifying; solvent-based adhesives … Read more

Fighting Warp in Litho Lamination: How Moisture Causes Warp

Before you try to fight warpage and other moisture-related issues, it’s important to understand what’s causing it and why. When substrates are laminated and die-cut, a variety of problems can occur. For example, differences in moisture content between the printed topsheet and corrugated substrate can lead to warp in the finished product. Also, variations in … Read more

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